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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day


: Today

Presenters John Humphrys and Brian Redhead


Presenters: John Humphrys
Presenters: Brian Redhead

: News

: Midweek

with Libby Purves
Producer ANGIE NEHRING Stereo


Unknown: Libby Purves
Producer: Angie Nehring

: Gardeners' Question Time

(Details as Sunday 2.00pm)

: Morning Story

Miriam by LILY HERZBERG Read by Leslie Udwin Producer ANDY JORDAN BBC Bristol. Stereo


Read By: Leslie Udwin
Producer: Andy Jordan

: Daily Service

Introit: I will arise
(Darlow); For the beauty of the earth (BBC HB 272); Luke 15, w 11-24; The Lord's Prayer (Sheppard);
Enthrone thy God within thy heart (BBC HB 320) Stereo

: The Wednesday Feature

What do the English do in their back gardens? What can you see from a suburban train? And why this passion for a plot of land, even in the shade of a prison house?
A journey round the 'estate' with 12 gardeners and a visitor.
Researched and compiled by SYLVIA COLLEY
Additional research by CATHERINE COLLEY


Unknown: Sylvia Colley
Unknown: Catherine Colley
Producer: Piers Plowright

: No Time for Nursery Rhymes

A series ofsixprogrammes marking the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.
Tessa Shaw visits Mexico, the Philippines and the United States to meet children without families.


Unknown: Tessa Shaw

: You and Yours

Presenter John Howard


Presenter: John Howard

: Flights of Fancy

... in which we hear of the airline pilot who never wore trousers, and of passengers greeted by men who wore nothing but Coca-Cola bottle-tops. All this and more when Christopher South talks with three grand old men of Imperial Airways: Chopper Hatchett, Howard Fry and Hilary Watson.
BBC Manchester. Stereo (R)


Unknown: Howard Fry
Unknown: Hilary Watson.

: The World at One

Presenter James Naughtie


Presenter: James Naughtie

: The Archers

: Listening Corner

Abigail Tidies Up Stereo (R)

: Woman's Hour

Alannah Martin talks to Sir Yehudi Menuhin and to some of the outstanding young musicians who had their first breaks through his organisation, Live Music Now!
Serial: Memento Mori (12) by MURIEL SPARK abridged in 12 episodes by DOREEN ESTALL
Read by Irene Sutcliffe Producer PAT MCLOUGHLIN
(Music: Stravinsky's Concerto in D for Strings)


Talks: Alannah Martin
Unknown: Sir Yehudi Menuhin
Read By: Irene Sutcliffe
Producer: Pat McLoughlin

: First on 4

Apple Blossom Afternoon by DAVE SHEASBY.
Ted's down at the betting shop, just like every
Saturday. But this one's a bit special: it's his 55th birthday. This particular anniversary isn't like any before, so he indulges in a dream bet, an accumulator....
Directed by TONY CUFF
BBC Manchester (R) Stereo
0 See panel opposite


Unknown: Dave Sheasby.
Directed By: Tony Cuff
Ted: Malcolm Hebden
Jane: Marlene Sidaway
Dave: Ray Ashcroft
Wesley: Louis Emerick
Povey: Colin Meredith
Billy: Philip Whitchurch
Tannoy: Christine Cox

: Time for Verse

The fourth of five programmes in which George MacBeth interviews the poet Norman McCaig.
Reader Henry Stamper Producer ALEC REID BBC Bristol


Unknown: George MacBeth
Reader: Norman McCaig.
Reader: Henry Stamper
Producer: Alec Reid

: News

: File on 4

: Kaleidoscope Extra

Music for Love
Every night in Garibaldi Square in Mexico City dozens of men bring their girls to be serenaded by a mariachi band. Natalie Wheen investigates the history of folk music in Mexico, from original
Aztec instruments to the modern nightclub.
Producer JOHN BOUNDY Stereo


Unknown: Natalie Wheen
Producer: John Boundy

: PM

Valerie Singleton and Hugh Sykes


Unknown: Valerie Singleton
Unknown: Hugh Sykes

: Six O'Clock News

and Financial Report

: Brain of Britain 1989

Stereo (Details as Monday at 12.25pm)

: News

: The Archers

: Face the Facts

John Waite and his team tackle another case from their postbag.
0 WRITE TO: Face the Facts, BBC, London W1A 4WW


Unknown: John Waite
Producer: Graham Ellis

: Age to Age

(Details as Saturday 4.00pm)

: Medicine Now

: Dallam's Organ and the Grand Sultan

adapted by LYNN TEN KATE from the Diary of Thomas Dallam. With
In 1598 Queen Elizabeth I sent Thomas Dallam to
Constantinople to deliver an organ to the Grand Sultan which Dallam himself had built. It was a magnificent instrument, but to the Sultan, it was a splendid mechanical toy. Dallam kept a journal of his exotic adventure. With MARTIN RENSHAW (organ restorer) and SHEILA LAWRENCE (organ and virginals).
Producer JOHN THEOCHARIS Stereo (R)


Adapted By: Lynn Ten
Unknown: Thomas Dallam.
Unknown: Thomas Dallam
Unknown: Sheila Lawrence
Dallam: Paul Copley

: Cost of Living

Hannah's Story
Last October 7-year-old Hannah Rogers was awarded E625,000 in compensation for brain damage suffered at birth as a result of medical negligence.
Barbara Myers asks why Hannah was awarded a headline-grabbing amount, and why the case took so long to settle. Producer


Unknown: Hannah Rogers
Unknown: Barbara Myers
Unknown: Marjorie Lofthouse

: Kaleidoscope

The battle of the sexes is vividly pictured in the new film Women on the Verge of a Nervous
Breakdown; the newly-titled English National
Ballet dances Napoli; and composer Steve Reich jumps on Different Trains. Presenter Nigel Andrews Producer MIKE GREENWOOD Stereo (Revised repeat on Thursday at 4.35pm)


Unknown: Steve Reich
Presenter: Nigel Andrews
Producer: Mike Greenwood

: A Book at Bedtime

The Heat of the Day (3)

: The World Tonight

Presented by Alexander MacLeod


Presented By: Alexander MacLeod

: Open University

11.30 Modem Art: Rodchenko
11.50 Arts Review: Women in the Arts Jenny Lecoat talks to Nicola Lefanu about women composers - past, present and future.


Talks: Jenny Lecoat
Unknown: Nicola Lefanu

: News


: Schools Night-Time Broadcasting

12.30 Fashion, Design and Marketing Designing a Career Written and presented by Astley Jones and at 12.50 Human Rights
1: Who's Responsible? Presenter Charlie Nelson Stereo


Presented By: Astley Jones
Presenter: Charlie Nelson

About this project

This site contains the BBC listings information which the BBC printed in Radio Times between 1923 and 2009. You can search the site for BBC programmes, people, dates and Radio Times editions.

We hope it helps you find information about that long forgotten BBC programme, research a particular person or browse your own involvement with the BBC.

Through the listings, you will also be able to use the Genome search function to find thousands of radio and TV programmes that are already available to view or listen to on the BBC website.

There are more than 5 million programme listings in Genome. This is a historical record of the planned output and the BBC services of any given time. It should be viewed in this context and with the understanding that it reflects the attitudes and standards of its time - not those of today.

To read scans of the Radio Times magazines from the 1920s, 30s, 40s and 50s, you can navigate by issue.

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This internal version of Genome, which includes all the magazine covers, images and articles as well as the programme listings from the Radio Times, is different to the version of BBC Genome that is available externally/to the public. It is only available inside the BBC network.

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